Linkin Park were inducted into Guitar Center’s RockWalk on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood on Wednesday, and video from the event is available.
The honor comes the day after the band released their new album, "The Hunting Party."
"We're honored to have our music recognized by our peers," says singer Chester Bennington. "But to be added to Guitar Center's RockWalk on Sunset Blvd, right where we started, is pretty surreal. We're really grateful to be here alongside so many of the artists that inspired us."
"Innovative and influential. Those are the two major traits we look to honor with Guitar Center's RockWalk, and Linkin Park has them in spades," says Dave Weiderman, Chairman of Guitar Center's RockWalk. "Not only that, but they have one of the largest fan bases of any current rock group. It is due time they put their hands in some cement."
Guitar Center's RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock 'n' roll, blues and R&B.
Previous honorees include Eric Clapton, George Martin, Jimmy Page, Iron Maiden, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen, AC/DC and Aerosmith, among numerous others.
“The Hunting Party” marks the first Linkin Park release since Bennington joined Stone Temple Pilots last year.
The project will feature guest appearances from Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Helmet's Page Hamilton, System Of A Down's Daron Malakian and rapper Rakim.
Linkin Park will launch a co-headlining North American tour with Thirty Seconds To Mars starting August 8 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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